By: Luk Kuth Dak – USA
November 26, 2011 (SSNA) — Those closer to me know that I have a compulsive appetite for some good news from the Republic of South Sudan – which is a rare commodity these days. Just at about every chance I get, I turn on the computer and hurried to all of our news outlets hoping to find something that will lift my spirits.
Unfortunately, I’m always, almost out of luck. Today, the headlines in South Sudan News Agency were dominated by a tragic capture of a high ranking officer from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, along with forty five soldiers, by the so-called South Sudan Liberation Movement/ Army ( SSLM/A).
Now, I do not know about you, but am totally disgusted by these unanswered acts of evil displayed by some of those illiterate bullies, who, clearly, have no agenda of their own, but only follow what’s being dictated to them by their masters and pay roll managers in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum against their own blood.
In an arrogant statement, the lunatics in the so-called SSLM/A warned the citizens, oil workers and international organizations to get out of Mayom and Bentiu, respectively, before they launch the so-called “Operation Ending Corruption.”
The truth of the matter is, there is corruption in South Sudan and, so in very many nations around the world including my own – the United States of American. The question is, does corruption justify putting the lives of innocent citizens in a harm way?
I don’t think so!
Thus, my former colleague at Malakal Senior Secondary School, Governor Taban Deng Gai was elected by the people of the Unity State. Their decision must be respected. But, if you do not like his policies, vote him out at the end of his tenure. That’s how democracy works, ladies and gentlemen of South Sudan.
In all, there comes a time when enough really is enough. As we all know, President Mayardit has extended his hands, time and time again, to the thugs to end hostilities. From Peter Gadeet, George Athur and others, who are going behind the backs of both the people of South Sudan and their elected officials, but to no avail. Clearly, the only language the skunked illiterates do understand, is the taste of their own medicine.
Mr. President, free the hands of the SPLA heroes. They will get the job done.
The author’s a former anchorman at Juba Radio. He can be reached at: [email protected].